GRAND RAPIDS — Huntington Bank has a new lead executive over its West Michigan market.
As Regional President Jim Dunlap focuses on the Huntington’s statewide operations, veteran banker John Irwin steps into the role as West Michigan market leader. Irwin has been in banking for 32 years, the last 11 years with Huntington. He most recently worked as Huntington’s corporate regional banking manager.
“Huntington’s proven support for business to drive economic performance, particularly in Michigan, makes taking on my new role a welcome challenge,” Irwin said. “It is rewarding to represent a bank that is so intensely dedicated to its customers and communities.”
Irwin reports to Dunlap and will collaborate with his counterpart in eastern Michigan, Steve Fezzey, to build the bank’s statewide focus.
He takes over operations of one of the leading banks in the region, particularly in the Grand Rapids area, where the Columbus, Ohio-based Huntington ranked fourth out of 29 banks in the 2012 FDIC Summary of Deposits and has 22 offices.
Statewide, Huntington ranks seventh out of 160 banks with $9.09 billion in deposits through 140 offices and a 5.46 percent market share.
“I have every confidence in John’s abilities to continue the work that Huntington is doing in West Michigan, that he has already so significantly supported,” Dunlap said. “I am looking forward to having even more resources committed to Michigan that will continue to drive consistent positive outcomes across the board in the state’s diverse communities.”